Rhythmic CHR WQHT (HOT 97)/New York announces its new overnight show, Up All Night with J. Medina. Medina will be heard weeknights from midnight to 5 a.m., as well as Sundays from noon - 5 p.m. Medina also works alongside DJ Mister Cee every Friday from 8 - 10 p.m. on the HOT 97 mix show "Friday Nite Live." Additionally, she is a personality on SiriusXM's Shade 45 channel and for the website ThisIs50.com. "I'm excited about this new chapter in my career at HOT 97. I look forward to bringing a new type of energy to overnight radio and turn it up!," says Medina.
Veteran programmer Jeff Lynn is named OM of NRG Media's seven-station Omaha cluster. Lynn fills the void left when Nevin Dane exited in September.
Time Out Chicago's Robert Feder reports Tribune Talk WGN-AM/Chicago VP/GM Tom Langmyer has exited and Director of Sales Jeff Hill is named Interim GM.
Non-comm Triple A WFUV/New York morning host Claudia Marshall, who has been with the station since January 2001, will leave ’FUV this Friday, October 26. Evening host Corny O’Connell will fill in on an interim basis while the station conducts a national search for Marshall’s replacement.
CHR KBKS (106.1 KISS FM)/Seattle announces its Jingle Ball 2012, which will be held December 16 at the WaMu Theater. CalvinHarris, Afrojack, Ed Sheeran, 3OH!3, Owl City, Alex Clare and Cher Lloyd will perform. "This year we’re trying something entirely new," said PD Eric Powers. "The increased popularity of electronic music and DJ’s who have become huge celebrities in our format make us really excited to include them in this year’s amazing lineup. Fans will experience performances by their favorite 106.1 KISS FM artists and then the show will continue and morph into a huge dance party with some of the biggest DJs in the world."
Shamrock Communications announces that the first of its four new FM stations in Reno will be FM News/Talk. "KNews 107.3" will debut tomorrow, featuring a mix of local and syndicated programming, including Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee and Michael Smerconish.
Cumulus Media has filed paperwork with the FCC, revealing it will pay $40 million to buy WFME (94.7) in the New York metro area from Harold Camping's Family Radio. Cumulus will also transfer WDVY in the Hudson Valley to Family Radio as part of the deal.
Radio One President/CEO Alfred Liggins will also assume daily oversight of the company's TV One division, effective November 1. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonya Lucas exits as CEO of TV One.
As expected, Apple announced its new iPad Mini tablet device today at a media event in San Jose. The device weighs in at .68 pounds and is just 7.9 inches tall. The Wi-Fi enabled version of the new iPad goes on sale November 2, with the cellular version available two weeks later. Apple also announced a fourth generation iPad, with an upgraded camera, processor and the new, smaller connector it just introduced on the iPhone 5. A new line of smaller and thinner iMacs and Macbooks were also unveiled today.